NHL Blog Beat – June 2, 2014

Analysis of how the Rangers marched to the Stanley Cup Final, the whining over diving, the Jets third anniversary, appreciating Bob Cole and much more. 

SB NATION: Adam Gretz believes we shouldn’t count the Rangers out in the Stanley Cup Final.

ISLANDERS INSIGHT: Andy Graziano with an Islanders fan’s perspective on the Rangers advancing to the Cup Final.

How did Glen Sather build the Cup Finalist Rangers?

How did Glen Sather build the Cup Finalist Rangers?

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski on how Glen Sather built the Rangers, while Ryan Lambert believes it’s pointless to complain about diving in hockey.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Brad Wilson explains why we shouldn’t be surprised over Dustin Tokarski’s strong playoff performance.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Marc Dumont appreciates the living legend Bob Cole.

HOCKEYBUZZ: Pete Tessier on the Jets’ third anniversary in Winnipeg and what to expect going forward.

AWFUL ANNOUNCING: Steve Lepore believes NBCSN isn’t maximizing its monopoly on the NHL.

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois looks at how close or far away the Leafs are to becoming Cup contenders.

POWER RANKS: Ryan Gilbert analyses the goalie long-term contract extensions signed this season.